Amazon Price: $54.95 (as of November 20, 2018 3:21 pm –
The safest and most effective Hip and Hamstring Stretch without a partner! IdealStretch is the answer to making stretching easier to do everyday, to improve muscle tone and make the rest of your exercise regimen more beneficial. Using IdealStretch before any kind of exercise will keep you limber and allow you to accomplish more with all your other forms of exercise. Back Pain Relief: Stretching the hamstrings is shown to relieve back pain and pressure. Knee Relief: Alot of the population commonly suffer from tight Illio-Tibial (IT) Band muscles. Short IT Band muscles on the outside of the leg add to the pressure on your outside knee. There is no better way to effectively lengthen the IT Band by yourself than with the IdealStretch. Hip Mobility: Because adductor (groin) muscles are not challenged to lengthen in most daily activities, they lose range of motion. Regaining this range of motion can improve hip longevity, maximize performance and reduce injury. Safe: The safest way to stretch the hamstrings and hips is lying on the back. This takes pressure off your spine as it stays straight and reduces the pressure on your discs that is found when standing, sitting or bending the spine. Easy: The IdealStretch helps to correctly align you. Only stretching experts could give you an equivalent hamstring, hip or groin stretch. You can even stretch while sitting. No bands, towels or tricky exercises and no stretching partner. Portable: Because the IdealStretch divides in two, it easily fits in your bag and can accompany you to work, on holiday or to the gym for your warm-up/down stretch.
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 8 x 7 inches ; 2.2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- ASIN: B002UOSF06
- Item model number: IdealStretch-Original
Great Hamstring Stretcher…
This is an awesome hamstring stretcher! It also does a good job on stretching everything from the butt to the bottom of the feet. I just didn’t realize how inflexible I was. I definitely recommend this!
Unbelievable stretch; needs better handle design
I’ve had spinal cord injury for over 20 years, failed back surgery 13 years ago, and now a lumbar fusion 6 months ago. Keeping my hamstrings/legs/glutes stretched is the single most effective remedy for pain relief. I’ve tried every method under the sun to work on my hamstrings – which tighten up within 10-12 hours. Quite simply said, this is the most effective method that really concentrates on pure hamstring. Nothing else even comes close – not even a stretching strap. This forces you to keep your knee straight the same way a partner would help you do it in a physical therapy session. Amazing and very well built, albeit very expensive for the material you get. Knocking one star because the hand loop is very poorly designed and hard to hold. Should be thicker, padded, and ideally shaped like an upside-down “V” vs. a right-side-up “U”
Like others viewing this product, I thought the price is high for what it is. If you check the web, this is the best price. What is your health worth? I bought this for my husband who has had knee and hip replacements and still has the ” iceman” stance from previous pain. I use it myself because I never could do the splits very good and have Achillis Tendonitis problems over the ( stacking up!) years. We both used the bands and towel methods, but this works!
From an aging soccer player (42 now) with tight hamstrings…
…this device has really given me a new lease on playing.
After fighting nasty sciatic pain due to a herniated disk for several months, I finally got it through my thick head that deep stretching is BY FAR the most important thing you can do to help heal/relieve that disk and sciatic nerve pain.
Expensive but Works
You are paying for the technology here and not for the actual materials used. Just like most people, I feel the price is a bit steep. However, it does the job a whole lot better than using bands, belts, or straps. Easier on the hands to hold the bar. I watched the simple videos on YouTube. I would give this 5 stars if it wasn’t so expensive.
It Really Works!
The physical therapy clinic where I went for knee therapy had me using this for my hamstrings as they were so tight. It made a good difference in the back pain and leg pain I was experiencing. I purchased one so I could use it at home. It works very well. I recommend that when you are using this, you make certain your back is pushed down to the surface you are laying on and your core muscles are tightened. This will give you an extra benefit from using it.
Removes barriers to a safe stretch
I never realized that traditional hamstring stretches for me were self limiting, The stretch bothers my back before I get a full hamstring stretch, With this device, my back can relax and all of the stretch is isolated in the hamstrings or the calf if you use the calf wedge. I was skeptical of this device, but it takes little space, seems sturdy, and is slowly helping my tight muscles. If your space for exercise is limited and you need to pick and choose what equipment you can have, this one should be strongly considered.
I was never able to get a good stretch until I tried this device. Simple to use, it gives you the leverage you need, all the while allowing you to be in a comfortable position. One reviewer mentioned he wished it was longer as he is tall. Well I’m 6’3″ and found it very comfortable to use in the extended position. On top of that it is very sturdy. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Definitely. I would say to start out easy on the stretching, as like anything else you can overdo it. Enjoy.
This device makes it very comfortable to stretch those muscles
I have always had tight hip flexors and hamstrings. This device makes it very comfortable to stretch those muscles. I love how simple this device is, and have hope that someday I will comfortable touch my toes thanks to this device.